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Warhawk (PlayStation 3)

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Description

Warhawk, a remake of the PSX launch title of the same name, is a multiplayer-only futuristic combat game, in the style of the Battlefield or Tribes series. Combat focuses on up to 32 players piloting Warhawks (the game's Harrier-jet-like aircraft) in large-scale acrobatic dogfights using the motion-sensing features of the SIXAXIS controller. However, at any time, players can park their aircraft and continue the fight on foot (using firearms, grenades, knives and surface-to-air missile launchers) or in a ground-based vehicle (jeeps, tanks and a variety of turrets). Supported game modes at release include classic deathmatch, team deathmatch, capture-the-flag, and a zone-based territory capture mode. Updates are planned through 2008 which include new game modes, maps, vehicle and weapon updates.

The game was meant to include a single-player scenario, but this was eventually scrapped in favour of the multiplayer part. Offline, there is a four way split-screen mode. The game can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store, but there is also a more expensive retail version that includes extra content such as behind-the-scenes developer interviews, and a Jabra BT125 (North America) or Jabra BT135 (Europe) Bluetooth headset.

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UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Sep 04, 2007 A- 91
Play.tm Nov 07, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Finalboss Sep 04, 2007 8.8 out of 10 88
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven Oct 16, 2007 88 out of 100 88
IGN Australia Sep 02, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Kombo.com Sep 04, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Fragland.net Sep 05, 2007 84 out of 100 84
Video Games Daily Oct 19, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamestyle Oct 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Oct 22, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Warhawk appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #9 Console Game of the Year
    • 2007 – #3 PS3 Game of the Year
    • 2007 – PS3 Multiplayer Game of the Year
    • 2007 – #6 Multiplayer Game of the Year

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cdwfs (1202) added Warhawk (PlayStation 3) on Sep 24, 2007